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A postgraduate research blog from and for the PGRs of the School of Health in Social Science.
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Research Bow was launched in 2019 with the vision to create a platform to share advice, experiences and news with our community of postgraduate research (PGR) students in the School of Health in Social Science...
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Meet our passionate and enthusiastic team of editors, proofreaders, social media managers and much valued reviewers! If you want to be involved in any of these roles all you have to do is to get...
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Research Bow would not exist without the contribution of our inspiring and keen PGR blog authors who chose our platform to share their honest experiences, exciting initiatives and valuable tips and pieces of advice. We...

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“Impact”: Illusive and tempestuous
You can disagree without being disagreeable -Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice   I do not typically engage in...
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Transition from Sporting to Geeking
Back in October 2015, I was competing for an elusive space in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. My sport was...
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The Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia (ECRED)
We are excited to present to you the third research centre in our blog series: The Edinburgh Centre for Research...
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A Lookback: First Year (Annual) Review
We are back with that time of the year! The time where we gather our drafts together and start on...
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Learning to be your international self
I completed my master's degree at the University of Edinburgh in 2018. Although it was only one year long, I...
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Featured category of the month: Mental Health, Wellbeing, and Resilience

In this category you can find realistic accounts of the ‘PGR experience’ including the visceral anxieties we may experience every day. You may also find research-driven wellbeing reflections and lifestyle tips. Would you like to share your experiences and reflections? Contact us at research.bow@ed.ac.uk
“Impact”: Illusive and tempestuous
You can disagree without being disagreeable -Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice   I do not typically engage in ‘making friends’ because the motions...
Read More "“Impact”: Illusive and tempestuous"
Transition from Sporting to Geeking
Back in October 2015, I was competing for an elusive space in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. My sport was canoe slalom; a technically, physically,...
Read More "Transition from Sporting to Geeking"
A pandemic PhD? This is the WORST.
Destruction cannot be heard because rushing blood drowns out words. Destruction cannot be spoken because a mouth crowded with gasps smothers thoughts. That is why...
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International Day of Happiness: when hope is needed the most!
This Saturday, on March 20th, we are celebrating the 'International Day of Happiness'. I have to be honest, it feels strange to write about happiness...
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To Create Your Own Oasis- Plantings, Mental Health and Well-being
There is no doubt that people like to live and work in civilized, comfortable and pleasant surroundings like bright and airy rooms, colourful walls, a few pots of plants by the windows. But very few people...
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World Book Day
“That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”  - Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake    The pandemic has changed our lives in many...
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Is it Okay to Have a Bad Day? A Docu-Music Video
On a cold February afternoon, I posted a special invitation on a Facebook group in Edinburgh called ‘The Meadows Share’. I asked if anyone would be willing to share  any advice for themselves when they are having a bad day. My goal was to create a short film that reaches people, so I figured it would be great to feature as …
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Silence will not protect you
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall”—Nelson Mandela Giving up is difficult. Contrary to well-versed...
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World Diabetes Day: Self-compassion, physical activity and gestational diabetes 
When I tell people that I am studying gestational diabetes as part of my PhD, I mostly receive a blank stare or a vague “oh,...
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